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fink'd and fork'd :)

PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2002 5:13 pm
by rednoise
I have no idea of any of the politics, but it seems to me that you guys and the fink guys
are doing a lot of the same things, and that
things would really rock if you worked together


Re: fink'd and fork'd :)

PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2002 8:35 am
by apex
There's an important difference between the two;

One is unix based, requires developer tools, requires special knowledge, requires using the terminal.
One does not.

One is easy, but not as powerful.
One is powerful, but not as easy.

I think fink outta package all their software to support a broader audience of mac users.

Re: fink'd and fork'd :)

PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2002 4:03 am
by <Lemming>
Here's a dirty little secret: Fork'd is fink'd, with a brand spanking new label.

Also, I could be wrong, but I believe Fink offers binaries now that don't require developer tools. IMHO, if someone can't figure out the terminal, they're not going to get much use out of things like Apache or MySQL either way, so that's kind of a moot point.

Re: fink'd and fork'd :)

PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2002 4:04 am
by <Lemming>
Oh, and here's an explanation of the accompanying politics: